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(The Hill)   Democrats are struggling to harness the power of Dino-Riders. Wait, Generation Z, not Dino-Riders. That commercial is still in my head after 30+ years. Dino-Riders were cool toys. Um, vote Democrat fellow kids. And vote to bring back Dino-Riders toys   (thehill.com) divider line
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2020-08-13 12:23:29 PM  
I had the T. Rex, brontosaurus, and triceratops. They were awesome
 
2020-08-13 3:04:11 PM  
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kids can't complain about boomers when the candidates are even older than boomers...
 
2020-08-13 3:26:55 PM  
From an Xer
Give up, you are screwed like we were, the boomers never left power, and now we are middle aged and the millennials are taking power, and we are "out of touch"

Maybe your kids will have sway, yer farked
 
2020-08-13 7:38:31 PM  
So has every party in pretty much every election in modern history.

I'm not entirely sure what the point is...
 
2020-08-13 7:38:52 PM  
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2020-08-13 7:40:05 PM  

baka-san: From an Xer
Give up, you are screwed like we were, the boomers never left power, and now we are middle aged and the millennials are taking power, and we are "out of touch"

Maybe your kids will have sway, yer farked


Xer here too. Our generation is so damned small. We try to approach the younger gens. I hope I did enough to teach my daughter and nieces and nephews...
 
2020-08-13 7:40:47 PM  
Biden and then Harris are a tough hill to climb. You actually have to speak to their concerns instead of pandering exclusively to the olds, who don't care about climate change or policing, but that won't happen.
 
2020-08-13 7:41:11 PM  
"Gen Z, many of us have lived through two or three recessions, through the 2016 election, through a terribly mismanaged global pandemic,"

Ummm I am pretty sure the people older than you lived through those things too.

Wait until she finds out about things like WWII and great depression or being drafted for Vietnam and getting killed at 18.

Maybe she can tell me who guaranteed her life would be always be good because I was never given that guarantee and neither was anyone else.
 
2020-08-13 7:41:50 PM  

Scorpitron is reduced to a thin red paste: Biden and then Harris are a tough hill to climb. You actually have to speak to their concerns instead of pandering exclusively to the olds, who don't care about climate change or policing, but that won't happen.


And by "olds" you mean the majority of  people who actually voted.
 
2020-08-13 7:44:21 PM  

Scorpitron is reduced to a thin red paste: Biden and then Harris are a tough hill to climb. You actually have to speak to their concerns instead of pandering exclusively to the olds, who don't care about climate change or policing, but that won't happen.


No, no it's really not about that. I'd have to check the first Obama election, but honestly I can't remember a time where that demographic voted in decent numbers. It's a matter of them just not caring enough to bother.

And I'm not speaking just on behalf of Gen Z, pretty much the population of the 25 and Under demographic at any point just doesn't vote much... at all. There have certainly been times where it should matter to them, and it's just not something at that age that they think about much.
 
2020-08-13 7:44:32 PM  
This is how Americans fight fascists now.
 
2020-08-13 7:46:18 PM  
GenZ knows nothing of the glory of Questar and the Valorians.

/I'm sure I have an old VHS somewhere...
//still pissed I never got the Dino Riders T-Rex for Xmas when I was 5
///threes
 
2020-08-13 7:47:27 PM  
Holy shiat I remember Dino Riders! I had a VHS tape of their origin story and I remember seeing the brontosaurus in my parents' closet one year just before Christmas! That shiat was rad!

I mean...yes, vote this November.
 
2020-08-13 7:48:25 PM  
If the Democrats really want to help Zoomers, then they need to push for absentee ballots NATIONF*CKINGWIDE.

That's the biggest thing they could do.
 
2020-08-13 7:48:30 PM  
"I don't need any more performative antics," Kiazolu said. "I don't want to see white folks in kente cloth on CNN. That does nothing for me. ... We're asking for resources, we're not asking for performative acts."

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2020-08-13 7:48:42 PM  
This the thread where a shiatload of old people complain about the youngsters, a pastime that never makes old people seem even more clueless and out of touch?
 
2020-08-13 7:49:27 PM  
Dinosaucers Intro/Theme Song - True Remaster (480p HQ)
Youtube gy7fO2i9y94

The Dinosaucer's theme song pops up in my head every now and again.
 
2020-08-13 7:49:49 PM  
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I had these two.  Fark yeah.
 
2020-08-13 7:49:53 PM  
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Sorry, what?
 
2020-08-13 7:52:19 PM  

Wine Sipping Elitist: [Youtube-video https://www.youtube.com/embed/gy7fO2i9​y94]
The Dinosaucer's theme song pops up in my head every now and again.


Such a quality show.  Grew up with that.  (No i won't watch it again now, might undermine it's quality)
 
2020-08-13 7:54:12 PM  
OK. But will they actually show up to the polls and vote? Because I'm in my late 40's and election after election I've heard about the youth vote and how this time is the time it's going to change things - but the youth vote never actually materializes.

I want them to. Be good for our country. But I won't be holding my breath. Older people vote more reliably.

When you're young you're busier and it's harder to get out and vote. It's also easier to let it slide, as with youth your personal end is a more distant, less tangible thing - so it's easier to miss a vote and think you'll just get the next one. When you're older you know your end is closer, and each vote is more precious. You have more free time - especially for the retired - and you are more likely to make sure your vote is cast.

Young people showed up in record numbers in the last election - and those numbers were still the lowest of any demographic by a big margin. While I'd like to believe they'll turn out in huge numbers and reverse the previous trend of always.... I'll believe it when I see it.
 
2020-08-13 7:54:18 PM  
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2020-08-13 7:57:37 PM  

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I had these two.  Fark yeah.


Did you know that the Tyco dino molds were so accurate that they were used for the Smithsonian gift shop line in the early 90s?

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/owned many of the toys
//but never the t-rex
///awesome anklo action!
 
2020-08-13 7:57:42 PM  
Yeah, I'm really not worried about Dems losing the Z vote. Can't lose that which doesn't exist.
 
2020-08-13 7:58:50 PM  

Corvus: "Gen Z, many of us have lived through two or three recessions, through the 2016 election, through a terribly mismanaged global pandemic,"

Ummm I am pretty sure the people older than you lived through those things too.

Wait until she finds out about things like WWII and great depression or being drafted for Vietnam and getting killed at 18.

Maybe she can tell me who guaranteed her life would be always be good because I was never given that guarantee and neither was anyone else.


She was talking about experiencing all of those things on an accelerated timeline. 17 years.
 
2020-08-13 7:59:00 PM  

Corvus: "Gen Z, many of us have lived through two or three recessions, through the 2016 election, through a terribly mismanaged global pandemic,"

Ummm I am pretty sure the people older than you lived through those things too.

Wait until she finds out about things like WWII and great depression or being drafted for Vietnam and getting killed at 18.

Maybe she can tell me who guaranteed her life would be always be good because I was never given that guarantee and neither was anyone else.


Wait until the boomers find out gen z is mad because boomers lived through those things and still chose to vote for the party who ensured when they happened again it would be harder onpeveryone but the wealthy.
 
2020-08-13 7:59:17 PM  

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I had these two.  Fark yeah.

Did you know that the Tyco dino molds were so accurate that they were used for the Smithsonian gift shop line in the early 90s?

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/owned many of the toys
//but never the t-rex
///awesome anklo action!


BOYS ACTION
 
2020-08-13 7:59:26 PM  
Sometimes I feel like the Silverhawks of the American Zeitgeist.

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2020-08-13 8:00:27 PM  
Zoids were cooler.

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2020-08-13 8:01:45 PM  

Corvus: Scorpitron is reduced to a thin red paste: Biden and then Harris are a tough hill to climb. You actually have to speak to their concerns instead of pandering exclusively to the olds, who don't care about climate change or policing, but that won't happen.

And by "olds" you mean the majority of  people who actually voted.


Maybe we should wait until after the election before we complain about young people not voting.  Not the primary, the one that really matters.
 
2020-08-13 8:02:14 PM  

mongbiohazard: OK. But will they actually show up to the polls and vote? Because I'm in my late 40's and election after election I've heard about the youth vote and how this time is the time it's going to change things - but the youth vote never actually materializes.

I want them to. Be good for our country. But I won't be holding my breath. Older people vote more reliably.

When you're young you're busier and it's harder to get out and vote. It's also easier to let it slide, as with youth your personal end is a more distant, less tangible thing - so it's easier to miss a vote and think you'll just get the next one. When you're older you know your end is closer, and each vote is more precious. You have more free time - especially for the retired - and you are more likely to make sure your vote is cast.

Young people showed up in record numbers in the last election - and those numbers were still the lowest of any demographic by a big margin. While I'd like to believe they'll turn out in huge numbers and reverse the previous trend of always.... I'll believe it when I see it.


This. In 2018 everyone made a big deal about the youth turnout doubling from the previous primary.

Doubled to what, you say?

38%
 
2020-08-13 8:06:02 PM  
If you guys liked Dino Riders as kids check out Ark Survival Evolved, the game.

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2020-08-13 8:08:19 PM  
(laughs in Gen1 Transformers and Jayce and the Wheeled Warriors)
 
2020-08-13 8:09:30 PM  

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WATER PUT OUT FIRE!
 
2020-08-13 8:10:22 PM  
Ok, just spit-balling here, but maybe instead of wasting valuable convention speaking slots on John Kasich and Mike Bloomberg, give it to your party's rockstar AOC.
 
2020-08-13 8:10:42 PM  

bthom37: This the thread where a shiatload of old people complain about the youngsters, a pastime that never makes old people seem even more clueless and out of touch?


This is the thread where I point out that only one in three eligible voters age 18-29 voted in 2016 while three out of four eligible voters age 55+ voted.
Who exactly is "clueless"?
 
2020-08-13 8:12:54 PM  
CSB:

Okay so the bad guys in Dino-Riders were these ant people in space suits. They were 1/3 the height of GIJoe figures. So my GIJoes and Star Wars figures could mix up with the shorter insect race of lizard riding space ants. They worked well together.

The onion from my belt speaks to me and it says...

In the 90s, toys stopped standardizing, or considering that kids owned multiple franchises of toys, and the adults who did that were utter idiots. The old Kenner, Matel, and Galoob, and Playskool, did a great job of making toys that were compatible, or compatible enough to keep kids mixing their toys together. Old Playskool figures still made sense with GIJoes, etc. Thanks to Star Trek and Star Wars, it was simple to pass off some anatomical differences as a diverse galaxy. (Like Playschool eyes and hair vs GIJoe facial features). Heck, even Lego figures made sense standing next to a Yoda figure, with their lightsaber-esque red and green translucent rod pieces. The first et of Star Trek: TNG action figures and Dr Who figures were the same scale as GIJoe, so they fit in the vehicles. Brilliant cross-platform marketing.

/The onion on my belt
//That's what boys got instead the Log Lady's log
///three
 
2020-08-13 8:15:22 PM  

baron von doodle: She was talking about experiencing all of those things on an accelerated timeline. 17 years.


1929 to 1945 was 16 years.
 
2020-08-13 8:18:05 PM  
Holy farkballs, I just looked on Ebay for Dino Riders...

The only complete T-Rex is going for almost $2,000. O_o*

Clearly I missed out on something as a toddler.
 
2020-08-13 8:19:23 PM  
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Thanks Obama!
 
2020-08-13 8:20:47 PM  

Scorpitron is reduced to a thin red paste: Biden and then Harris are a tough hill to climb. You actually have to speak to their concerns instead of pandering exclusively to the olds, who don't care about climate change or policing, but that won't happen.


you know that climate change and policing are things that biden has talked about right?

can we STOP this bullshiat where we ignore half of his farking platform because it doesn't support your narrative?
 
2020-08-13 8:21:36 PM  

Corvus: "Gen Z, many of us have lived through two or three recessions, through the 2016 election, through a terribly mismanaged global pandemic,"

Ummm I am pretty sure the people older than you lived through those things too.

Wait until she finds out about things like WWII and great depression or being drafted for Vietnam and getting killed at 18.

Maybe she can tell me who guaranteed her life would be always be good because I was never given that guarantee and neither was anyone else.


These threads are always the same:  Bunch of Boomers trying to pass off 40 years of their shiatty, selfish Reagan-loving politics as a natural disaster nobody could have possibly foreseen.

*yawn*
 
2020-08-13 8:22:01 PM  

baka-san: From an Xer
Give up, you are screwed like we were, the boomers never left power, and now we are middle aged and the millennials are taking power, and we are "out of touch"

Maybe your kids will have sway, yer farked


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2020-08-13 8:23:48 PM  

Norquist Vagprobe: mongbiohazard: OK. But will they actually show up to the polls and vote? Because I'm in my late 40's and election after election I've heard about the youth vote and how this time is the time it's going to change things - but the youth vote never actually materializes.

I want them to. Be good for our country. But I won't be holding my breath. Older people vote more reliably.

When you're young you're busier and it's harder to get out and vote. It's also easier to let it slide, as with youth your personal end is a more distant, less tangible thing - so it's easier to miss a vote and think you'll just get the next one. When you're older you know your end is closer, and each vote is more precious. You have more free time - especially for the retired - and you are more likely to make sure your vote is cast.

Young people showed up in record numbers in the last election - and those numbers were still the lowest of any demographic by a big margin. While I'd like to believe they'll turn out in huge numbers and reverse the previous trend of always.... I'll believe it when I see it.

This. In 2018 everyone made a big deal about the youth turnout doubling from the previous primary.

Doubled to what, you say?

38%


I don't want anyone to think I think the youth vote is a BAD thing, it isn't, and I'm happy that they did increase showing up at the polls in 2018.

We just can't pin our hopes on them, and spending lots of resources chasing their votes is probably a fool's errand - as it always has been. But if they want to prove me wrong and finally show up in numbers that exceed any other age bracket I'll be quite happy. But I got $5 that says they won't.
 
2020-08-13 8:25:17 PM  
Who cares? They don't vote.
 
2020-08-13 8:26:00 PM  

Mentat: Ok, just spit-balling here, but maybe instead of wasting valuable convention speaking slots on John Kasich and Mike Bloomberg, give it to your party's rockstar AOC.


The party leadership wants to avoid a repeat of Obama's speech during the 2004 convention, where he single-handedly outshined everybody there.
 
2020-08-13 8:28:43 PM  

whidbey: If the Democrats really want to help Zoomers, then they need to push for absentee ballots NATIONF*CKINGWIDE.

That's the biggest thing they could do.


They are
 
2020-08-13 8:30:22 PM  

Mentat: Ok, just spit-balling here, but maybe instead of wasting valuable convention speaking slots on John Kasich and Mike Bloomberg, give it to your party's rockstar AOC.


AOC is an enemy of the party. Bloomberg, republican megadonor, is exactly the kind of person the party wants
 
2020-08-13 8:32:30 PM  
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Dino Riders was THE greatest toyline of the 1980s, and f**k TYCO for f**king it up! >:-(
 
2020-08-13 8:32:32 PM  

Bith Set Me Up: "I don't need any more performative antics," Kiazolu said. "I don't want to see white folks in kente cloth on CNN. That does nothing for me. ... We're asking for resources, we're not asking for performative acts."

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That's all you have. Enjoy.
 
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